Tina Turnbull – Chair and Governor
With a background in Human Resource Development as well as further and higher education, Tina is the Chief Executive of People Matters. This is a Leeds SME and social enterprise working across the education, health and social care sectors whose members have learning and other disabilities. Tina previously worked nationally in FE, managing strategy and development work within workforce development. She is also the chair of the Leeds Citizens' Advice Bureau which leads the consortium providing advice for the people of Leeds.
Colin Booth - Chief Executive & Principal
Prior to joining Leeds City College, Colin was Principal of Barnsley College for seven years where he steered the college to an Ofsted rating of outstanding.
He has worked in the further education sector for over 30 years; his background is as a teacher and manager in Skills for Life and provision for students with disabilities or learning difficulties. He has also worked as a part-time inspector for Ofsted and the Adult Learning Inspectorate.
Colin was awarded an OBE for services to further education in the Queen’s 2015 New Year Honours list.
Jonathan Booth – Co-optee
Jonathan is an experienced Change and Transformation Director with 30 years’ experience managing customer-driven change in commercial and public service environments. His key skills include customer insight and understanding, strategic and business planning, programme management, change management, leadership coaching, employee engagement, service improvement and culture change.
He has worked with many large private and public sector service organisations, particularly in the transport, business services and health sectors, delivering customer driven transformation for clients such as Amey, MTR, Augean, Serco, Romec, Abellio, Northern Rail, London Underground, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, Doncaster PCT, NHS Yorkshire and the Humber and Emap.
Jonathan is educated to degree level, (BSc Geography, MSc Transport Planning) and is passionate about and actively involved in supporting enterprise in education through his work with Young Enterprise and the Ahead Partnership. He is also a Non-Executive Director of the City and Vale GP Alliance in York where he lives with his wife and two children.
Danielle Choma – Staff Member
Danielle started her career with the college in 2014, initially within the 14-19 Partnership Team working across Leeds and Keighley. She taught pre and post 16s, led external recruitment projects and helped shape the 14+ Academy.
She has now progressed and focuses on student recruitment for the college. Bringing both the Marketing department, School Liaison and Admissions closer together, she helps drive the success of the marketing strategy, key campaigns and ensures college values are embedded throughout.
Danielle previously worked nationally developing a Financial Inclusion project, with her core focus of peer education training for partners in Scotland. Danielle is a member of the 14-19 Transition and Destination group and chairs the ‘NEET’ [young people not in education, employment or training] workstream [identified from the Strategic Board, Leeds City Council] working with other educational providers.
Mark Garratt – Co-optee
Mark has spent over 30 years in marketing and CRM in a variety of high profile private and public sector organisations worldwide. In his early years, he was Marketing Director for Principality Building Society in Wales and Head of Customer Management for Royal & Sun Alliance (responsible for leading customer management for the launch of MORETH>N Insurance), before running his own CRM consultancy, helping over 35 companies worldwide to develop effective customer management practices.
He was instrumental in setting up Confused.com, the UK’s first ever insurance aggregator, before taking up a senior interim management career with organisations such as the Open University, Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Yell Group, British Airways and Barnardo’s.
Since June 2013, he has been Director of External Affairs for the University of Bradford. He is also a board member of Bradford UNESCO City of Film and an advisory board member of the Bradford Literature Festival.
Ken Morton - Governor
Ken worked for over 30 years with Leeds City Council in education and children's services – latterly as Head of Service for Young People and Skills with responsibilities for youth services, information, advice and guidance service, and the school arts and music services.
Since leaving the council, Ken has advised a partnership of 50+ schools in East Leeds with responsibilities for shaping social, emotional and mental health support services and preventing exclusion. He has also built up a portfolio of volunteer ‘governance’ roles including – Director and Chair of the Brigshaw Learning Partnership (a 6 school multi-academy trust), Governor and Chair of Springwell Leeds, Trustee and Chair of YAMSEN and as a trustee of GIPSIL.
Hayvi Rahem – Students’ Union President
Hayvi is the Student Governor and Students’ Union President for 2017/18.
In 2016 Hayvi studied IT and became a course representative. During this time Hayvi gained a passion for making a difference in Further Education and was subsequently elected Students’ Union President for 2017/18. She has since been elected as a Further Education Zones Committee member for the National Union of Students and is dedicated to making a positive difference for students.
Louise Walker – Co-optee
Louise is an innovative finance professional, with strong commercial experience within market leading financial and professional service organisations. She has significant experience in developing and implementing strategic change programmes both within finance and more broadly across organisations. She is passionate about empowering people through education and is currently a director of a community interest company focussed on developing communication skills in children. She is Finance Director at Walker Morris Solicitors.
LCC Board Minutes
LCC Board Terms of Reference